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[[UPDATE]] CFP: "Moved by the Spirit, Authorized by God: Black Women Activists and Religion" NEMLA Mar 17-20, 2016, Hartford. CT

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 3:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jami Carlacio / NEMLA Conference, Mar 17-20, 2016
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Since the era of slavery and continuing through the present, Black women have articulated a vision of freedom, equality, anti-racism, and racial uplift, drawing from Scripture to sustain their work of promoting equal rights for African Americans. From the early female abolitionists such as Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman, to the anti-lynching activists Ida B. Wells and Mary Talbert, to the twentieth-century civil rights activists Ella Josephine Baker and Septima Clark, and countless others, these "churchwomen" actively challenged the status quo that relegated Black women to the least empowered positions in the social order.

Cannibals' War on Epistemological Colonialism: Literature and Translation in Latin America -- Abstracts due Sept.30

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 2:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Adel Faitaninho / Boston University
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NeMLA 2016 (March 17-20)

Reexamining Russian, French, English, and American literatures' footprint on the work of Latin American writers, translation reveals itself not just as a bridge between continents, but the very material from which Latin American literature and culture construct themselves.

Science Fiction & Fantasy: The Works of Joss Whedon

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 2:05pm
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Susan Fanetti/Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
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CFP: The Works of Joss Whedon, SWPACA (11/1/2015; 2/10-13/2016)

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Area chairs of the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (http://southwestpca.org) invite paper or panel proposals on any topic related to the works of Joss Whedon.

Join us for the 37th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference, February 10-13, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015.

Rap and Hip Hop Culture CFP

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest PCA Conference [Pop Culture and American Culture]
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Call for Papers: RAP AND HIP HOP CULTURE Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association

37th Annual Conference February 10-13, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center Downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2015

Submit Paper Proposals Here: http://conference2016.southwestpca.org

Proposals for both Panels and Individual Papers are now being accepted for the Rap Music and Hip Hop Culture Area.

ACLA 2016 Seminar on Poetry and Forgiveness

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Berenato
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Please consider proposing a paper to the ACLA 2016 seminar on poetry and forgiveness.

See details below and at http://www.acla.org/seminar/poetry-and-forgiveness.

Seminar: Poetry and Forgiveness

Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association

Harvard U., Cambridge, MA, 17-20 March, 2016

Abstracts due 23 September, midnight PST; submit through the ACLA online portal: http://www.acla.org/node/add/paper.

Serial Forms (ACLA Seminar)

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:58am
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ACLA 2016
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In response to an echoing call for a renewed attention to form, this ACLA seminar will examine a particularly rich formal classification: the serial. Conceiving of serial form broadly to encompass a variety of sequential and collected narratives, from installments and episodes to versions, revisions, witnesses, releases, copies, variations, collections, and cycles, we will ask how narratives in parts challenge and invigorate our critical approaches to narrative form. While criticism of serial form tends to center on Charles Dickens and look forward to twentieth-century radio and television, the formal conventions of seriality – the sequence and collection of narratives – extends far beyond this fictional field.

Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature (Open Access)

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 11:33am
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Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature
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Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature invites submissions for its Winter 2016 and Winter 2017 open issues.

Founded in 1976, STTCL became an online, Open Access journal under the leadership of new editor Dr. Laura Kanost in 2014. It remains committed to publishing high quality, anonymously peer reviewed articles written in English on post-1900 literature in French, German, and Spanish. The journal encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions and creative uses of the online format. There are no author fees.

All back issues have been digitized and are available at http://newprairiepress.org/sttcl/

Contemporary Dystopian Fiction (abstracts due Dec 1, 2015; collection of essays)

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 10:45am
full name / name of organization: 
John J. Han, C. Clark Triplett & Ashley G. Anthony

Previously unpublished critical essays are being sought for a new volume tentatively entitled Illusory Visions: Dystopian Themes in Contemporary Fiction. Since the turn of the twenty-first century, new dystopian fiction has gripped the attention of the reading public, including young adults. Authors such as Cormac McCarthy (The Road), Suzanne Collins (the Hunger Games series), and Veronica Roth (the Divergent trilogy) have garnered acclaim from both critics and lay readers. In addition, as dystopian fiction finds its way into the English curriculum at various academic levels, literary scholars dedicate their time to the study of this increasingly popular genre. Dystopian fiction has a long history.

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